Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.17.
Entitled – Amsterdam. View on the Chief Canal.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Amsterdam. – Situated at the confluence of the Amstel and the Y, a lake-like river now mostly drained, and the remaining water serving as a port for the city, the capital of Holland is reached from The Hague in two hours and forty minutes.
Amsterdam contains, exclusive of suburbs, 406,300 inhabitants.
It is divided by canals into 90 islands connected by 300 bridges.
The three chief concentric canals within the city are about 49yds. wide, and are flanked by avenues of elms.
The finest buildings are on the Keizersgracht and Heerengracht canals.
The Singel-Gracht, 6 and a half miles long, and bordered by handsome quays, separates the old town from the new quarters that have sprung up during the last twenty years.
The new harbour is connected with the North Sea by a ship canal 15 miles long.
Smaller vessels reach Amsterdam by the canal from the Helder, or may pass the locks in the great dam of the Y, entering from the Zuyder Zee.
The Dutch capital is built upon soft, wet ground, with a substratum of sand 50ft. deep.
Piles are driven into this sand and the houses built upon them.
The city itself is surrounded by grassy meadows.
In the centre of most streets there is a canal, lined on each side by broad brick-paved quays and rows of trees; as a rule, the houses are approached by a flight of steps, and are six or seven stories high, pointed at the top.
The palace, formerly a town hall, forms a parallelogram 262ft. long, 206ft. broad, and 108ft. high.
It rests upon 13,659 piles, driven 70ft. into the ground; and it cost eight million florins. The great
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